Friday, March 16, 2012

Alley Springs Mill

My friend Ashley is doing a sketch challenge at Club CK and I wanted to be sure to play along!  I love Ashley's sketches and I wouldn't want to miss playing with this one.  You can find more of her sketches here.

I chose these photos to a trip to Alley Springs Mill that I went to while on a trip out to my mom's.  It was a really cool place!  The mill is open to walk through and many of the original machines are there along with a collection of other, relevant machinery.  We had fun taking cool photos of these old pieces.  Because of this old, worn feel, I wanted my layout to give the same vibe.  I found these cool papers in that rich, dark color and I distressed the banner to give it that worn feel to match the worn machines and used the old time twine to give that extra little something.

This really was a special place.  The water was truly that color, a brilliant turquoise!  I loved how many old mills there are peppered throughout the state of Missouri.

The layout

The sketch


blsd2scrp said...

love your work!! love the "flip" on the sketch!

Ashley Horton said...

This turned out really awesome Laura!! I definitely love, love, love this one!! More to come on the challenge thread at the Club!! :)

Megan D said...

What a gorgeous page! I love the color of the water. Everything blends together so well!